North Port runner found safe after failing to return following half-marathon

A Sarasota County Sheriff's report says Kitcher was last seen at the beginning of the race.
A Sarasota County Sheriff's report says Kitcher was last seen at the beginning of the race.

Update (8 p.m. Sunday): The sheriff’s office says she has been found safe. No other details have been released.

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VENICE, Fl. (WFLA) – Investigators with the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing North Port woman who failed to return after taking part in a half-marathon Sunday morning.

Melissa A. Kitcher, 37, was last seen at the start time of the event but it appears she did not finish the course.

According to a SCSO report the missing woman was taking part in the ‘Trail Hog’ half-marathon in Venice.

If you have any information on Melissa’s whereabouts please contact the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office at 941-861-4260 or just dial 9-1-1.

The investigation continues.

 

 

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